A fantastic finish and win, but one that came with many losses.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Patriots not only lost corner Aqib Talib to a hip injury, but they also lost Jerod Mayo to a shoulder injury. Mayo was seen leaving the stadium in a sling.
Jerod Mayo left stadium with his right arm in a sling. #PatriotsTalk
— Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) October 14, 2013
Even worse, Aqib Talib is said to have a hip flexor injury. Ray Rice suffered a hip flexor injury earlier in the year and had a two week timetable for recovery.
Per league source, Pats CB Aqib Talib has hip flexor injury.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 14, 2013
Already out Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly, the Patriots may have to go significant time without their two other biggest playmakers on defense.